Class consciousness, weapon for defending socialism

Pyongyang, February 3 (KCNA) — Rodong Sinmun today stresses that what is an important demand for defending socialism is to firmly arm the popular masses with the working class consciousness.

The paper says in an article:
Ignoring the working class consciousness means destroying the ideological basis of socialism and neglecting the masses’ demand for independence and their fundamental interests.
The history shows serious lessons that divorce from the viewpoint and position of the working class results in degeneration of socialism.
The class consciousness is the ideological and mental source of helping the people keep the confidence in socialism. It also definitely guarantees consistent maintenance of the revolutionary principles in socialist construction.
The revolutionary and socialist principles are, in essence, the working-class principles. Only those steadfast in class consciousness can judge all the matters with the viewpoint and position of the popular masses and always fight to defend the fundamental interests of the revolution.
The class consciousness is essential for uncompromising fighting against the imperialists. Those who have firm class consciousness can struggle uncompromisingly against the imperialists’ moves to stifle socialism, deeply aware of their class stand and duty.
With the firm class consciousness, the Korean people boast of being consistent in confidence in socialism and strong in the revolutionary principles. They also categorically reject the imperialists’ ideological and cultural offensive, economic blockade and military threat and never allow others to hurt the destiny and honor of their fatherland.

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